The Tata Punch iCNG competes with the CNG variants of the Hyundai Exter.
Tata Motors has launched CNG variants of the Punch crossover. The Punch iCNG is available in five variants with prices starting at Rs. 7,09,900 (ex-showroom).
The Tata Punch iCNG is based on the ALFA platform, and uses Tata’s dual-cylinder CNG technology. The cylinders are located below the luggage area allowing the valves and pipes to be protected under the load floor. Tata claims that this setup enhances the rear body structure, and the 6-point mounting system for the CNG tanks provides additional rear crash safety.
The Punch iCNG comes with several features, including a voice-assisted electric sunroof, front seat armrest, USB Type C charger and a shark-fin antenna. The car gets automatic projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rain-sensing wipers and a height-adjustable driver’s seat.
The Punch iCNG is powered by a 1.2-litre engine that generates 72 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 103 Nm @ 3,230 rpm in CNG mode. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Punch iCNG is equipped with a single ECU and features ‘Direct Start’ in CNG mode. It also gets a micro-switch to keep the car switched off at the time of refuelling, while thermal incident protection cuts off CNG supply to the engine and releases gas into the atmosphere.
Tata Punch iCNG ex-showroom prices:
- Pure – Rs. 7,09,900
- Adventure – Rs. 7,84,900
- Adventure Rhythm – Rs. 8,19,900
- Accomplished – Rs. 8,84,900
- Accomplished Dazzle S – Rs. 9,67,90
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